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Suggestion For A Rainy Day: Change The World

August 27th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

 

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TED, Ideas Worth Spreading.  Ideas that can change the world. 

Usually we talk about handmade furniture or sustainable forestry or home decor or Vermont in this blog, but once in awhile I like to mix it up. 

Have you ever heard of TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design)?  It's a series of conferences hosted by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, to disseminate "ideas worth sharing."  Ideas that can change the world.

Invited speakers are given 18 minutes to present their ideas and they compete for the best one. Speakers include Steve Jobs, Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Malcolm Gladwell, Al Gore, Gordon Brown, Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and many Nobel Prize winners. Million dollar prizes are awarded and winners use them to help realize a chosen wish to change the world.

I know you don't have a lot of time to watch videos online but maybe sometime when you're in front of the computer and you start zoning out you might want to have a look.  You can sort through the topics by newest release, most viewed, and those viewers rated most: jaw-dropping, courageous, fascinating, inspiring, beautiful, etc.  Take time out to watch a TED video some day or just go out and change the world with your own ideas.

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